Dogs need to urinate frequently, and it’s important to understand why they do so. There are several reasons a dog might pee too much, including excitement, anxiety, and medical issues.
How Much Does a Dog Pee?
The amount of urine that a dog produces can vary depending on factors such as its size, breed, age, and health condition. Generally, a healthy adult dog will produce approximately 20-60 milliliters of urine per pound of body weight per day. So, for example, a 50-pound dog may produce around 1,000-3,000 milliliters (1-3 liters) of urine per day.
However, the frequency and amount of urination may also be influenced by factors such as the dog’s water intake, diet, and activity level. Additionally, some medical conditions such as urinary tract infections or diabetes can also affect the amount of urine a dog produces.
It’s important to monitor your dog’s urination habits and take note of any changes in frequency or amount, as well as any signs of discomfort or pain during urination, as this could indicate an underlying health issue that requires veterinary attention.
What is Pee Made From?
Urine is made up mostly of water and contains small amounts of nutrients, salts, hormones and waste products that help rid the body of toxins. It also contains urea, which comes from protein in food that’s been broken down by the liver and kidneys. Urea helps eliminate nitrogen from the body.
Dogs don’t produce enough urea to completely break down all of their food, so some nitrogen is converted into ammonia and then uric acid. The kidneys excrete this waste as an enzyme called uricase reduces uric acid into urate (urine). You can see how this process works by watching what happens when you feed your dog too much protein: he becomes excitable (from too much protein) and has difficulty urinating (from excess urea).
How Much Water Should Dogs Drink?
The amount of water dogs need to drink depends on their size, age and activity level. Dogs that are active will burn more calories, which means they will also lose more water. Dogs that are older tend to have lower metabolisms and may not need as much water as puppies or younger dogs.
The general rule for how much water a dog should drink is 1 ounce per pound of body weight each day. So, a 50-pound dog would need 50 ounces of water per day (3 cups).
If you want to be exact about how much water your pet needs, use this formula:
Dogs’ daily requirement guidelines:
- Small dog: ½ – 1 cup
- Medium dog: 1 – 2 cups
- Large dog: 2 – 3 cups
Excessive Urination in Dogs
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common cause of excessive urination in dogs. Urinary tract infections are an infection anywhere in the urinary tract, including the bladder and urethra. The most common symptoms of UTI include frequent urination and sometimes straining to urinate.
Kidney disease is another common cause of excessive urination in dogs. Kidney disease can be either caused by a blockage or damage to the kidneys themselves. The most common symptoms of kidney disease include excessive thirst, poor appetite, weight loss, and vomiting.
Bladder stones are another possible cause of excessive urination in dogs. Bladder stones are formed when minerals deposit on the lining of the bladder and form crystals over time. These crystals irritate the lining of the bladder causing frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine as well as abdominal pain when attempting to pass urine or defecate (poop).
Certain medications can also cause increased urination in dogs such as diuretics which reduce fluid retention or steroids which suppress inflammation among other things.
How CBD helps with Excessive Urination
CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can reduce swelling and inflammation in your bladder and urethra, which may help decrease the need to urinate frequently.
In addition, CBD has been shown to help balance out the endocannabinoid system in your body, which plays a role in regulating your mood and sleep cycle as well as other bodily functions such as digestion and metabolism. The endocannabinoid system also regulates how much fluid is present in your dog’s body at any given time—especially when they’re sleeping!
Consult a Veterinarian With Concerns
Excessive urination in dogs is not a disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem. If your dog has a history of excessive urination and/or frequent urination then you should consult a veterinarian immediately because these symptoms can indicate more serious medical problems such as kidney disease or diabetes mellitus.